Ravens' iconic linebacker Ray Lewis is among the top 20 all-time draft picks in an NFL.com poll that celebrates 75 years of the NFL draft.
Lewis, the 26th overall pick in the 1996 draft, made the top 20 with players like Jerry Rice, Walter Payton, Dick Butkus, Jim Brown, Terry Bradshaw and Lawrence Taylor. As of Wednesday, there were nearly 40 million votes in the poll. Fans can vote at NFL.com through April 18.
From April 19 to 21, NFL.com and NFL Network will announce the top 75 through 11 draft picks. The top 10 most valuable draft picks will be announced during the first round on Thursday night, April 22. But the order of the top 10 won't be revealed until the conclusion of the second round on Friday night.
While quarterbacks Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, Tom Brady, Dan Marino, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Bradshaw all made the top 20 list, conspicuous by his absence was two-time Super Bowl winner John Elway. Elway was selected by the Baltimore Colts with the first pick in the 1983 draft and traded soon after to the Broncos.